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post #7261 of 14986
I doubt that but in any case, it would have been more had you not posted it here so quickly
post #7262 of 14986
Is that kind of variation in color between pieces par for the course? I noticed the cigar plain-toe bluchers had an almost spectatory thing going on on the quarters, and these too have pretty noticeable variations.
post #7263 of 14986
Yes, but I don't think these were taken in very good lighting. It is very difficult to get a uniform piece of shell cordovan in any colors besides #8 and black-hints the other color's rarity.
post #7264 of 14986
or "hence."

Thanks.
post #7265 of 14986
yes that too, thanks for keeping me on my toes
post #7266 of 14986
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Trust me, they are- pferdeleder = shell cordovan
I recall it being said--by others much more knowledgeable than I--that EG has never used shell cordovan. I'm not saying that, for that reason, it has never happened, but wonder about these. One must, of course, be careful in taking at face value, and precisely as stated, what sellers say in their listings. A while back, a seller was advertising "shell cordovan" belts, but they turned out to be merely horsehide (they were Robert Talbott belts IIRC). The problem is compounded when translation is required. Literally, "Pferdeleder" = horse leather, not shell cordovan. It could be argued that when this term is used by a high-end cordwainer, they mean shell cordovan, but the German word does not, to my knowledge, mean that.
post #7267 of 14986
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I recall it being said--by others much more knowledgeable than I--that EG has never used shell cordovan. I'm not saying that, for that reason, it has never happened, but wonder about these.

i think it's more that they've used shell cordovan, but heavily dislike working with it and don't make it readily available the way C&J does.
post #7268 of 14986
I agree with Novaguy, I have also heard they didn't use it but I'm sure anything can be done for a price and I'd be willing to bet this was a custom order. You are correct, pferdeleder is horsehide, but you will not find horsehide shoes that aren't shell cordovan (to the best of my knowledge). Also, my assumption was based on the listing, talking with the seller, and knowing what shell cordovan looks like.
post #7269 of 14986
Hi Guys!

As ever, I really wanted to post this in men's clothing and challenge those who dismiss Church out of hand to reconsider.

This particular shoe is a 2007 sample: a Church "Gunthorpe 3" UK 8.5F in Ebano (very dark brown) polished binder

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Rather smart IMHO

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£5 discount on postage to SF posters

Regards,

Graham
post #7270 of 14986
The high-contrast broguing is a bit distracting. Nothing that couldn't be harmonized with polish I guess
post #7271 of 14986
whoa. I kinda like that.
post #7272 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Salsalocust View Post

This particular shoe is a 2007 sample: a Church "Gunthorpe 3" UK 8.5F in Ebano (very dark brown) polished binder

polished binder = corrected grain
post #7273 of 14986
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The high-contrast broguing is a bit distracting. Nothing that couldn't be harmonized with polish I guess

It's likely the photograph is bringing out more contrast than is really visible in person.
post #7274 of 14986
Hence the reason for the devil's head.

I simply question the need for a "party line" on corrected grain.

Even some aesthetes can live with it......
post #7275 of 14986
those look lit up like christmas lights. cool! that would be something if they glow in the dark as well.
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